Ronaldo throws the captain’s armband again after the loss

¬†After the 0-1 defeat to Spain in the Nations League on the evening of September 27, Cristiano Ronaldo took off and threw the captain’s armband before entering the tunnel of Braga.

Highlights Portugal 0-1 Spain Alvaro Morata scored in the 88th minute, causing Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates to lose at home in the last leg of Group A2 UEFA Nations League 2022/23.

This is the third time fans have found disrespect for the 37-year-old superstar’s captain’s armband. Previously, Ronaldo had done this when he was stripped of a goal in the match against Serbia in a World Cup qualifier in March 2021. 3 months later, CR7 continues to be criticized for throwing the captain’s armband after losing to Belgium in the round of 16 of EURO 2020.

 

In the match against Spain, Portugal only needs to draw to enter the play-off round to compete for the UEFA Nations League title. Coach Fernando Santos’ teachers and students played well for most of the match but collapsed in the 88th minute after Alvaro Morata’s close-range buffer.

 

Before that, Ronaldo had twice thrown the Portugal captain’s armband after unsatisfactory matches.

The first defeat in 10 years before Spain caused Portugal to lose the top spot in Group A2. They have 10 points, 1 point behind Spain, thereby sadly looking at their opponents in the next round with the Netherlands, Croatia and Italy.

 

Ronaldo has not been able to find the best ball feeling yet. In 90 minutes, the 37-year-old striker missed at least two delicious opportunities when facing goalkeeper Unai Simon. “Another bad performance from Ronaldo. I can’t understand why he is still starting for Portugal while Rafael Leao, Pedro Neto, Joao Felix and many other good players are hungry to play. “, journalist Zach Lowy commented on his personal page.

 

This season, Ronaldo has played nine games at all levels. The only goal he scored was a penalty kick against Sheriff in the UEFA Europa League group stage for MU. With his current form, Ronaldo will most likely have to sit on the bench for Marcus Rashford in the Manchester derby taking place this weekend.